Vick cancels Oprah interviewBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
You may have heard about Oprah winning her little bet with Piers Morgan regarding Michael Vick. The two had a small wager on who would sit down with him for an interview first. They ended up having to drop the bet because Vick’s people said that he couldn’t be associated with gambling.
That’s not exactly being involved with gambling, but it’s good to see Vick erring on the side of caution.
And it doesn’t matter anyway, because according to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, Vick has backed out of his appearance.
“BREAKING NEWS: Michael Vick has canceled his planned appearance w/Oprah, according to sources,” Rovell tweets.
There is no word yet on why Vick canceled, but I’d be curious to know why. He’s already done numerous interviews about his past and how he’s changed, so one wouldn’t think he’d be shying away from talking about it now. He’s done it so many times, in fact, that I wasn’t even intrigued by him being on Oprah’s show. I just figured we’d be hearing the same thing that we’ve already heard a bunch of times.
PFT is already speculating about why he shouldn’t cancel the interview because it might make it look like he has something to hide. To that, I’d say, what hasn’t he already talked about? He has been very open about his role in dog fighting. He’s talked about being in prison and what that was like and the effect that his actions had on those around him. Why would he be afraid to talk about it now? Or I should say: why would he not discuss it for the 139th time?
Well, I just got a text from G. and wanted to add this in. G. is hearing that either the NFL or the Eagles (or quite possibly both) had convinced him to cancel. Their point being that there really isn’t much for him to gain at this point, but if the interview went sour, he’d have everything to lose.
Update: Michael Vick released the following statement: “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”
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